Maria Lynch, Bonecas (2017), video screenshot. Courtesy of the artist and Wilding Cran.

Wilding Cran:

Maria Lynch

A simple reconfiguring of space at Wilding Cran has yielded a tiny, jewelbox of a gallery for small yet impactful exhibitions. Black Over White by…
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The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War, 2017. Exhibition view at REDCAT. Photo: Taiyo Watanabe.


León Ferrari

In a letter to a fellow Argentine artist living in Paris, León Ferrari wrote, “We produce culture for our ideological enemies, and they gobble everything…
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Edgar Arceneaux, “Until, Until, Until...,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, installation view, courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Edgar Arceneaux

Susanne Vielmetter

There are a number of emotional responses to walking through a graveyard: firstly, satisfaction that one is walking at all and not an insensate resident;…
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Timo Fahler, “slow relief,” installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles.

Ibid Gallery – Los Angeles:

Timo Fahler

With three distinct exhibition spaces within its massive Boyle Heights gallery, Ibid Gallery has reserved its smallest space, a jewel box of a venue, for…
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Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, The Evanesced #107, 2016, © Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, courtesy of the artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

California African American Museum / Los Angeles

The figures are in motion, contorted, double-jointedly bending over themselves—so confused with playing multiple roles that a single, consistent identity becomes, at best, elusive and…
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Derrick Adams, Show Down (2014). Mixed media collage on paper and mounted on archival museum board. Courtesy of Tilton Gallery and the California African American Museum.

California African American Museum:

Derrick Adams

Mercifully averted, the television writers’ strike was urgent news in Los Angeles, where total triviality-immersion is our raison d’être, and its media coverage was breathless….
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It is obvious from the map. Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox


It is obvious from the map

The exhibition equivalent of grandmother’s tablespoon of castor oil, It is obvious from the map is unpleasant to consume but leaves one feeling positively virtuous…
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John Hiltunen, Untitled (JH315), 2015, courtesy of the artist and The Good Luck Gallery.

The Good Luck Gallery:

John Hiltunen

Mark Twain is generally credited with the quote, “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” The artist of this exhibition…
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Kerry James Marshall, School of Beauty, School of Culture, 2012, photo by Sean Pathasema

The Many Shades of Kerry James Marshall

"Mastry" at MOCA

It’s cold. He looks even larger in his winter coat. He is a large man. Tall and broad-shouldered. In football, he might be a tight…
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Japanese American National Museum: A Timely MIrror

Liberty Cabbage. Freedom Fries. Whenever a reactionary quorum congregates one can be certain no good can come of it. While our senate stages a work…
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